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Panning across the southern spiral NGC 300

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This sequence gives a close-up view of a spectacular image of the southern spiral galaxy NGC 300 that was taken was taken using the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. Huge numbers of the galaxy’s component stars are visible across the entire image and much detail can be seen in the red and pink star-forming clouds of dust and gas that mark out the galaxy’s ragged spiral arms.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

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About the Video

Id:eso1037a
Release date:8 September 2010, 12:00
Related releases:eso1037
Duration:55s

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• X - Galaxies

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